Milk Jar Candle Co. brings light to a year that has been full of darkness

Milk Jar Candle

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This series was brought to you in paid partnership with Facebook Canada [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]When the pandemic began, Holly Singer, Founder of Milk Jar Candle Co., was worried about what it would mean for the business that she spent the last four years building. Though she prepared for the worst, her community turned it into the […]

Kilne co-founders, Mike Gettis and Noelle Hjelte, on the rise of DTC Kitchenware


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mike Gettis and Noelle Hjelte are cutting through the noise with their direct-to-consumer (DTC) knife brand, Kilne. Created to balance the needs of everyday consumers with the quality demanded by professional chefs, Gettis and Hjelte are confident that the Kilne knife set is the only one you will ever need. So much so, they provided […]

Matt Smith helps other businesses grow with Later


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Matt Smith entered a hackathon with a few friends, he never could have guessed that their winning idea would grow into the world’s leading Instagram marketing platform used by four million people: Later.  Back in 2013, Ian MacKinnon (a co-founder of Later) asked Smith to join him at Vancouver’s AngelHack. After going through a […]

Gavin Armstrong, Founder of Lucky Iron Fish, on Making an Impact

Lucky Iron Fish

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Impact and iron both start with the letter I. So does the word to describe the impact that Lucky Iron Fish has had on malnutrition: incredible. Founded by Gavin Armstrong, Lucky Iron Fish has flourished from a research project into a company that is helping combat iron deficiency all over the world. Armstrong was studying […]

Sisters Sage is just getting started

Sisters Sage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This series was brought to you in paid partnership with Facebook Canada [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]“I  really want to share this story because I don’t want women, especially Indigenous women, to feel like they’re stuck. You don’t have to be stuck in your toxic work culture or toxic relationships. There are options. You can get out. You […]

Why Amanda Munday created The Workaround with Parents in Mind

The Workaround

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When the COVID-19 pandemic forced offices to close, parents everywhere had to turn kitchen islands and dining room tables into working stations. For many, this was the first experience with working from home. One thing became clear: it’s not easy to do. The stress and challenges of working from home, especially with young children, are […]

From dropout to Nude Beverages founder, Julius Makarewicz on making his own path to success

Nude Beverages

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When you know, you know. Julius Makarewicz knew that post-secondary school was not for him. Makarewicz, founder and CEO of Nude Beverages, shocked his family and peers when he decided to drop out of Simon Fraser University. He still wanted to learn, but rather than doing so in lectures, Makarewicz sought to learn from other […]

Spocket founder, Saba Mohebpour, on enabling fellow entrepreneurs


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There’s an old saying that goes, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” When Saba Mohebpour wanted to start an online store, but couldn’t find a software that would allow him to source from local suppliers, he made the software himself. In 2012, Mohebpour moved from Shiraz, Iran to Canada to study pre-medical […]